Kevin Durant: The next big thing tries to meet lofty expectations

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Kevin Durant sat at his locker before a preseason game and blankly stared ahead as he pondered the position he finds himself in.

Thabo Sefolosha: The stopper who put the 'D' in Thunder

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When your role is to guard players such as Kobe, Dwyane Wade or LeBron, measuring sticks like points, rebounds, assists and blocks fail to measure the value of stoppers like Sefolosha.

James Harden: Sudden impact?

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His lungs weren’t ready for more grueling workouts. His mind wasn’t prepared for a faster pace. Even more humbling was James Harden’s first game — at Arizona State.

Shaun Livingston: Career restart

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After suffering one of the most devastating knee injuries in NBA history, Shaun Livingston understandably had doubts.

Nick Collison: Settling in

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Nick Collison is ready, ready for a little less wrestling with 7-footers. The Thunder has made some roster moves that could mean more minutes at Collison's natural position, power forward.

Russell Westbrook: Deciding to be great by addressing his weakness

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Russell Westbrook spent his summer vacation in a small high school gym in California often working out three times a day between classes at UCLA.

Jeff Green: Is the Thunder forward ready to be the hybrid of all hybrids?

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Jeff Green's value can be measured by the company he keeps. Only nine NBA players averaged at least 16 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal last season.

Nenad Kristic: Ready to rebound?

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Nenad Krstic's calling card is a 17-foot jumper. It's a weapon that pulls out opposing big men and opens the lane for teammates

Etan Thomas: More than muscle

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On a roster dominated by players in their early 20's, Etan Thomas can contribute more than blocks, rebounds and interior defense. Leadership.

The young guns: Will they play?

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For a franchise coming off 23 wins, Oklahoma City finds itself in quite a peculiar position. The Thunder has accumulated more talent than it can possibly play.

2009-2010 OKC Thunder Roster

Player Pos Num Height Weight DOB
Bowen, Ryan F 40 6'9" 218 lbs 11/20/75
Collison, Nick F 4 6'10" 255 lbs 10/26/80
Durant, Kevin F 35 6'9" 215 lbs 9/29/88
Green, Jeff F 22 6'9" 235 lbs 8/28/86
Harden, James G 13 6'4" 218 lbs 8/26/89
Ibaka, Serge F 9 6'10" 220 lbs 9/18/89
Krstic, Nenad C 12 7'0" 240 lbs 7/25/83
Livingston, Shaun G 14 6'7" 182 lbs 9/11/85
Mullens, B.J. C 23 7'0" 275 lbs -
Ollie, Kevin G 7 6'3" 195 lbs 12/27/72
Sefolosha, Thabo G 2 6'7" 215 lbs 5/2/84
Thomas, Etan C 36 6'10" 260 lbs 4/1/78
Weaver, Kyle G 5 6'6" 201 lbs 2/18/86
Westbrook, Russell G 0 6'3" 187 lbs 11/12/88
White, D.J. F 3 6'9" 251 lbs 8/31/86

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Twas the Night Before Christmas, Thunder style

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